Teen arrested, another sought in Menard's shooting

17-year-old caught after crash in Derby

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita Police have a 17-year-old girl in custody in connection a chase and crash Tuesday, that is connected to the shooting outside of a Menard's.

It began shortly before noon when someone called 911 to report the car that was sought in connection to the shooting Monday at  Menard's in northwest Wichita, had been spotted on the city's south side.  Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop the driver, but she took off.

Stop sticks were deployed at several locations, but the driver was able to avoid them.  She eventually lost control and rolled the Mercedes wagon into a yard near Meadowlark and Buckner in Derby.

The girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  However, her injuries turned out to be minor and she was treated and released into police custody.

She has been booked into the Juvenile Detention Facility for aggravated battery, auto theft, and flee and elude.  Police are still looking for an 18-year-old man who was with the woman.

Around 5:30 p.m., police received a tip that he was at a home in the 2600 block of South Minnesota.  They attempted to stop him as he left in a light blue Toyota Camry.  He refused to stop and led police on a brief chase that was called off due to high speeds and rush hour traffic.

The Camry is stolen and has a personalized license plate of 1NAMLLN.  Anyone who spots that vehicle or the suspect, is asked to contact 911 immediately. 

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

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